Deloris W. Sharp, 84, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at St. Luke’s hospital. A visitation will be on Wednesday, February 14 from 4 to 7 P.M. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11 A.M. at Hope United Church of Christ in Hiawatha with Rev. Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. A private family inurnment will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Deloris was born on December 27, 1933; the daughter of Mearl and Flossie (Kohart) Yorgensen. She graduated from Alleman High School in 1952. She married Zane Sharp on December 26, 1953. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage. In their first years of marriage they traveled and settled in Cedar Rapids in 1957.
Before the children were in school Deloris was a homemaker; once in school Deloris started working for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company/ AT & T and taking an early retirement in 1985. She was a charter member of Hope United Church of Christ, she was an avid girls Iowa Hawkeyes basketball fan. Being a sports lover, she enjoyed playing basketball, bowling, and golfing. In her free time, you could find her gardening, sharing her fresh fruits and vegetables with friends and family. Above all she loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in all their activities.
She will always be remembered for her big smile.
Deloris was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Dorothy (Paul) Peterson, Laverne (Don) Reese, Floyd (Hazel) Yorgensen and Fred Yorgensen.
Left to cherish Deloris’ memories is her husband Zane Sharp, her children: Robert Sharp, of Austin, Texas and Debora (Gay) Strunk, of Marion, Iowa. Grandchildren: Natalie (Greg) Scheuber, Thomas (Julia) Strunk, Matt (Laura) Strunk, Jacob Strunk, Danielle Sharp and Amanda (Jim Speich) Strunk. Great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Isabelle, Chloe, Gregory, Amelia, Alexander, Axel, William and Enzo. Siblings: Helen Ervin, Lois Yorgensen, Bernard Yorgensen, Mearl (Rose) Yorgensen, Judy (Jerry) Jones and sister-in-law Carolyn Yorgensen.
A special thanks to St. Luke’s ICU and Hospice for their care and compassion during this time.
Any memorials in Deloris’ honor may be directed to Hope United Church of Christ.